Architecture majors work the hardest in college, study reveals
A study conducted by Indiana University's National Study of Student Engagement reveals that architecture majors spend the most time outside of their classes studying, beating out even engineers. On average, an architecture major will spend 22.2 hours a week working on projects and generally... View full entry
UK architecture students seeking mental health care is on the rise, according to Architects' Journal survey
Nearly 90% of the 447 respondents said they had had to work through the night at some point. Almost one-third said they have to do it regularly. Two-thirds of undergraduates said their debt at the end of their course would be £30,000 or above. Despite that, almost a third said they had been asked to work in practice for free...
[One student respondent] said: “A culture of suffering for your art is promoted within education.”
— The Guardian
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Washington University in St. Louis to phase out styrene next fall, students express mixed reactions
Many current architecture students are excited about the removal of styrene mainly because of the various health hazards...[However,] others are worried that it will negatively impact their work and productivity. Sophomore Sam Landay explained that it’s not uncommon for architecture students to put their projects before their health.
Even outspoken opponents of styrene admit the necessity of utilizing the material.
— Student Life, Washington University in St. Louis
More on Archinect:When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a proOne night's bad sleep equivalent to six months on a high-fat diet, new study findsAnother study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users View full entry
University of Kansas alumnus launches architecture scholarship for students from rural areas
[University of Kansas alumnus + architect Michael Cummings] and his wife have donated $1.6 million to establish the Michael A. Cummings Scholarship for architecture students at KU, with a preference for those from rural communities...'I’m hoping this scholarship will help some people who will have a similar experience to what I have had, which is to find a career that wasn’t on their radar and from there to end up with a wonderful and fulfilling career.'
Read the University of Kansas' full press statement here.More on Archinect:2015 NCARB Awardees to implement new curricula "to expand and reposition practice"Encroaching on the green belt: UK loosens protections on rural landSuicide rates are higher in rural areas than in cities, but why?Hello... View full entry
Students endure the final home stretch at the U.S. Solar Decathlon 2015
The sun beat down onto the asphalt grounds of the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, where a village of 14 solar-powered houses popped up for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Multi-disciplinary teams of college students worldwide dedicate two years to designing and... View full entry
Downtown Portland says hello to new student-designed public parklet
The first public parklet in downtown Portland, the installation is intended to help revitalize this stretch of SW Fourth Avenue in the heart of the SoMa EcoDistrict (for “South of Market Street”), giving students, faculty, and workers from surrounding offices a place to sit and enjoy their food-cart lunches in the sunshine, rather than racing back to their desks to eat.
Downtown Portland is no stranger to green public spaces, but the recently opened Fourth Avenue Parklet has that ideal recipe for a do-good-feel-good collaborative project. Twenty-six architecture students from Portland State University spent 18 months to design and construct the parklet, which... View full entry
When the pressure is on, dedicated architecture students show how to power nap like a pro
With final crits creeping up for many architecture students, there's no doubt that the agenda includes sleepless nights in the studio and personal health becomes second priority. Sad but true. In recent years, some students turned to social media sites like Tumblr to post snapshots of their peers... View full entry
Guggenheim to host "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday
Mark your calendars, The Guggenheim is hosting a free one-day "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All current architecture students and recent graduates (from within the past five years) in the New York metro area are encouraged... View full entry
Second registration period for 5th IS ARCH Awards ends January 19
Just a reminder that the second registration period for the 5th edition IS ARCH Awards for Architecture Students ends January 19. Although there's still one more registration period, the fee will increase to €90 (approx. US$105). The annual IS ARCH Awards provides for current architecture... View full entry
The 2014 New Zealand Student Design Awards winners
The New Zealand Institute of Architects' celebrated another year of top-notch architecture student work with the recent announcement of the 2014 NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Awards winners. Every year, the top four final-year students from each of New Zealand’s three Schools of Architecture (the University of Auckland, Unitec, and Victoria University of Wellington) compete for the top prestigious award.
These are a few of the winners and finalists:Above - WINNER: Tom Dobinson (Victoria University of Wellington): "Wharf Dwellers – An Expose of Lyttelton"HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ji Min An (Unitec): "Korea/Korea"HIGHLY COMMENDED: Norman Wei (University of Auckland): "SUPER-PACIFIC-CITY: The Saga of... View full entry
Winners of the 2014 RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards
RIBA announced the 2014 winners of the prestigious President's Medals Student Architecture Awards last night in a ceremony in London. Established in 1836, the RIBA President's Medals are regarded as the world's highest awards in architectural education. The awards program honors the crème de la crème of architecture students for their talent and excellence, and aims to incite global architectural debate.
These are a few of this year's winning projects:Above - RIBA SILVER MEDAL: Nick Elias (Bartlett School of Architecture - University College London) for ‘PoohTown’↓ RIBA BRONZE MEDAL: Simon Dean (Kingston University) for "Flow, 1944"↓ DISSERTATION MEDAL: Jasper Ludewig (University of... View full entry
Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize with “Salvaged Stadium”
Recent Harvard Graduate School of Design graduate Yaohua Wang finished his M.Arch program on a high note by winning the 2014 James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best M.Arch II Thesis for his project, "Salvaged Stadium". Although Wang doesn't win an award every single time for his projects, his intricate ideas have spurred some debate in the past.
Salvaged Stadium explores the notion of finding architecture's "hidden dimension". In the introduction, Yaohua Wang writes:"Let’s begin with a joke. A man went into a restaurant, and he asked the waitress; 'Can I have a coffee without milk, please.' The waitress answers: 'Sorry we don’t have... View full entry
Win a copy of "Writing Architecture", a practical guide to sharpening your architecture writing skills
As we know, having the ability to communicate ideas behind an architectural design is crucial in the architectural profession. But perhaps what's more important is knowing how to write about architecture in a way that is accessible and appealing to non-architectural folks as well, considering that... View full entry
LEGO Architecture to launch in Europe at the Italian “Villa Pennisi in Musica” event this August
LEGO Architecture is making its European debut on August 1 in the "Villa Pennisi in Musica" event at the 19th-century Pennisi Villa in Italy. The event is part of a program that brings an Italian architecture summer school and a classical music masterclass under the same roof.
Architecture students will use LEGO Architecture to form their ideas as they explore ways to design and build a wooden acoustic shell for the event's outdoor chamber music performances — in less than 10 days.Read more about the event on Bustler.See previous coverage on LEGO Architecture here. View full entry
2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship awarded to McGill University grad student
Robert A.M. Stern Architects recently announced Anna Antropova, a master's degree candidate at the McGill University School of Architecture, as the recipient of the 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship.
The $10,000 fellowship will fund Antropova's trip to Japan, where she will study ancient wood joinery techniques. Her research focuses on the potential transformation and reintroduction of applying ancient timber techniques to modern construction.
"'This elegant and efficient mode of construction could meaningfully inform our western building industry, an industry addicted to toxic adhesives and an indiscriminate application of metal fasteners. Wood stands to be for our generation what steel and concrete were for the previous two or three... View full entry